We hear the word “wellness” a lot—at the doctor’s office, at work, in the news, and on social media. It’s the universal, post-pandemic goal. Wellness is what we all want, right? Do you know how to achieve it? Total wellness involves attaining optimal physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being—holistic healing for a happier, healthier life.
So, if you want to feel amazing for the upcoming new year, try the life-changing tips below...
Ways to Improve Overall Well-being
A strong sense of well-being leads to fulfillment in your relationships, career, and ultimate purpose in life, so:
- Exercise: Get Sweaty
Physical health plays a huge role in total wellness. Adults need 2 hours (or more) of moderate aerobic activity (walking) and/or 75 minutes (or more) of high-intensity aerobic activity (running, swimming) per week.
- Lowers risk of disease
- Controls weight
- Strengthens bones and muscles
- Improves mental health and mood
- Prolongs lives
Start small with a brisk walk or a quick weight workout during commercials, and then up the intensity once your body adjusts to increased activity. When you exercise on a daily basis, you’re taking essential steps toward total wellness.
- Eat Healthy: Detox Your Diet
A balanced diet is key for overall well-being. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends a diet low in sodium, sugar, and saturated fats, so eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats.
- Lowers the risk of disease
- Controls weight
- Increases energy
- Improves skin
You don’t need to detox your diet all at once. Start small by replacing one fatty food at a time with a healthier option. Maybe switch your chocolate ice cream with a few squares of healthy dark chocolate (70% or more cocoa).
- Be Positive: Let Go of Toxic Relationships
Positivity is essential for total wellness. Socialization with positive friends and family makes life more fun plus it strengthens your memory and longevity. Staying in touch with loved ones, joining clubs, and volunteering in the community are great ways to stave off feelings of loneliness, which can lead to depression and sickness.
Warning: Isolation is harmful to your health.
Toxic relationships also wreak havoc on your health, causing high blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease, elevated stress, and weakened immunity. Abusive, gossipy friends will only drag you down to their miserable level, so cut them loose and stay upbeat.
- Practice Spirituality: Seek Peace of Mind
Spirituality is necessary for total wellness. Practicing spirituality involves connecting with something outside of yourself that gives life meaning such as a religious institution, nature, and art.
Spirituality is a personal journey that often includes:
- Focusing on what’s important in your life
- Meditating during stressful times
- Taking yoga
- Helping out at your local church, synagogue, temple, or mosque
- Using AROMAFLORIA Stress Less products daily for calm and clarity.
Take care of your body, mind, and spirit to feel a life-changing transformation from total wellness.